CBT - DBT - EMDR - Mindfulness
Teen Counseling provides a safe space for your teenager to explore feelings and behaviors, to identify new ways to understand and solve problems, develop healthy coping mechanisms and feel less stuck in daily life. Developing a strong therapeutic relationship with the right professional is key. When teens feel that a therapist listens to them in a non-judgmental manner, defenses loosen, they feel understood and valued, and it becomes possible for them to speak more openly. At this point, a teen and therapist can work together to pinpoint the dynamics that are holding him or her back academically, emotionally or socially.
My work with teens and young adults includes:
High-functioning Autism/ Asperger's / ADHD
parent - child conflict
Trauma and PTSD
If your teen is in an immediate crisis you need help from an experienced professional right away.
I've helped families in the South Bay for over 10 years. I will collaborate with any other providers involved in your child's treatment and will always be responsive to parents as well. I understand that when your child struggles your whole family suffers.
Here is a form widely used by professionals to create a safety plan for your child. You may find it useful as well. Safety plan